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Re: Lowering 2nd string to E

From: Buddy
Date: 04 May 2002
Time: 17:04:35


I raise the D# or 2nd string to E instead of lowering it. I use it for a unison sound with the 4th string (E). After the unison, I release the lever and engage my RKR, which lowers the string down to D and then C#. It's just another split unison effect I like to use for melodies. If in the key of C, from start to finish, the top two notes would be C. When you release the lever, one C would stay while the other lowers to B, Bb, and A. Another way to achieve the same effect is to lower the 4th (E) and move one fret up and play it with the second string without a lever. Then slide back to the tonic position (C), and release the lowered E and the two notes split to C and B. From there use the RKR and you get the same sound I described above. My raising the second 1/2 tone is just the lazy man's way of getting the sound without having to move the bar. Another use if you raise the first string to G# is that you can use the raised E with it to get the same sound some get by putting both raises on one pedal. The advantage is that have them split where more combinations are possible.

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